How to book a
last-minute holiday Last-minute holidays are fantastic. You can get excellent value for money and they are perfect if you are open to where you want to visit. The feeling of spontaneity can be exciting too!
Take advantage of some of the amazing deals available, and snap up a last-minute holiday to somewhere you’ve never been before.
When Is The Best Time? People have different ideas as to when the best time is to book. Some people say that booking at the very last-minute (just days before you fly off) is the best way to do it, while others believe the ideal time is around four weeks before you fly out. However, the best time for you will depend on who you’re going
on holiday with. If you are going on your own or as a couple, you might be more flexible and willing to snap up the odd seat by itself on the plane and the remaining double room in a hotel. In this case, waiting until the very lastminute is a good idea. On the other hand, if you’re travelling with children or as a large group, you may want plane seats grouped together or hotel rooms next to each other. In that instance, you’re better off booking approximately four weeks before you want to go to ensure you have the option to do just this.
Generally, flights get cheaper the closer you are to the departure date. That might mean being patient and holding out until nearer the time you want to travel, but keep an eye on comparison sites to see when prices start to drop. There are plenty of good deals to be found leading up to the departure date and prices vary during the day and it pays to be flexible on your departure and arrival dates.
Where To Look? Travel Agents on the high street are a great place to go if you need some inspiration or want to ask for some expert advice on places of interest to you. They can also offer good advice on where to go and when is the best time to book. There are a range of useful websites online to browse through and find your perfect last-minute getaway. Sites like Travel Supermarket (www. travelsupermarket.com/en-gb/ holidays/) Holiday Pirates (www. holidaypirates.com/) and icelolly. com are all great for browsing